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Revere Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises offered solemn remembrance

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  On Sunday at the 74th Annual Revere Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises, at Veterans Memorial Park at the American Legion building, four firefighters, who died from 2021-2022, were remembered. The families of Russell E. Vitale, Edmund B. Foster and Peter Salvetti received a memorial plaque from the Revere Firefighters Union Local 926. Late Revere Firefighter William D. Lordan was also acknowledged.
Mayor Brian Arrigo said firefighters were among the first to administer vaccines to seniors, the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Shown from left to right: State Rep. Jeff Turco, Firefighters Local 926 Union President Kevin O’Hara, Mayor Brian Arrigo and State Rep. Jessica Giannino.
State Senator Lydia Edwards thanked firefighters for serving.
Peter Salvetti’s daughters, Lori Stasio and Louann Salvetti, held a memorial plaque during Annual Revere Firefighters Memorial Day Exercises for Peter, 88, who served as a private for 25 years. He died on March 30.
Revere Firefighters are shown saluting during the playing of taps.
State Rep. Jeff Turco thanked the firefighters for their service and sacrifice.
Father John Sheridan prayed for God to protect the firefighters and their families.
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The names of the firefighters who died in the past year were displayed.
Shown from left to right: Barry Johnson, Robert Fortuna and Firefighters Local 926 Union President Kevin O’Hara by the Firefighters’ Memorial.
State Rep. Jessica Giannino – whose late grandfather retired as a Revere firefighter and whose father is a Revere police sergeant – said she understands what the families of first responders go through.
Revere native/Firefighter Edmund Foster’s family, shown from left to right: grandson Christopher Bova Jr., son-in-law Christopher Bova, daughter Terri Bova, granddaughter Cindy Bova and grandson Robert Lescovitz displayed a memorial plaque for Edmund, 76, who served for 35 years. He died on Feb. 7.
Retired Fire Lt. James Caramello read the names of the fallen.
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Pictured from left to right: Northeast Metro Vocational Tech School Committee Member Anthony Caggiano, City Council Vice President/Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino, Councillor-at-Large Marc Silvestri, Mayor Brian Arrigo (both in back), State Rep. Jessica Giannino, School Committee Member Michael Ferrante and Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky.
Bugler Stephen White and bagpiper Daniel Norton played taps.

(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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